we drove home yesterday from visiting relatives for New Year.
we survived blizzard conditions, drifting snow, and risk of road closures.
all was well in fact until we were within a mile from home.
which is up a VERY steep hill.
which had a lot of snow on it...............
the back end of the car slid out,
the front wheels of the car spun round and round
we swapped drivers and J pushed
more wheel spinning
we went backwards and tried again and got stuck in a different place
we left the car and carried our bags up the hill
J managed to get the car to a safer place later, out of the way of anyone coming down out of control...........
when we made it to the top it was clear from the road that no-one else had been up or down all day.........
and the arrival of the snow plough this afternoon created much excitement
but nothing could distract from the serious task of igloo building.
it's very cosy in there, if a little cramped due to the lamp post in the middle!